Elementary Learning Program and Assessment
Within GSCS, assessment is central to the teaching and learning process. As such, assessment must involve students, parents/guardians and teachers as active participants. The primary purpose of assessment is to support and enhance student learning. Assessment is also used to communicate consistent, accurate and meaningful information to all stakeholders. GSCS values the role of assessment in teaching and learning. Accordingly, GSCS encourages excellence through assessment for learning, assessment as learning and assessment of learning opportunities (GSCS Quality Core Instruction).
Elementary Progress Reports
Why are learning behaviours important?
Learning behaviours have a significant impact on student achievement; that is, they affect how well students will learn in their areas of study..
How will the teacher report on learning behaviours?
The teacher will assess students on the behaviours outlined below using the scale: Usually, Sometimes and Not Yet Evident
|Sample of Elementary Progress Report|
(students will receive progress reports three times per year)
|Asks questions and problem solves|
|Sets goals and uses feedback for improvement|
|Perseveres when challenged and seeks assistance when needed|
Sense of Self
|Demonstrates a positive and respectful attitude towards others|
|Takes responsibility for and manages own behaviour|
|Demonstrates a positive sense of identity|
|Engages in classroom activities|
|Positively contributes to the classroom and school community|
|Demonstrates organizational skills|
|Shows care and effort in daily work|
|Completes tasks independently|
|Key for Required Areas of Study|
|4||Exemplary||Evidence indicates in-depth understanding, demonstration or application of the outcomes|
|3||Meeting||Evidence indicates understanding, demonstration or application of the outcomes|
|2||Approaching||Evidence indicates progression towards understanding, demonstration or application of the outcomes|
|1||Beginning||Evidence indicates initial understanding, demonstration or application of the outcomes|
|INC||Incomplete: Not enough evidence available to report|
|NA||Not applicable this term|
|IIP||Achievement is based on individualized goals|
|*||Achievement is based on curriculum expectations that are well below grade level|